PIM Newsletter: April – June 2017

Information about our research, events, and publications in the past three months, as well as the calendar of upcoming events. Each of our six flagship programs presents an update for the second quarter 2017. 

Conference on Impacts of international agricultural research: Rigorous evidence for policy

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR's Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and PIM will hold a conference on assessing the impacts of agricultural research on July 6-8, 2017 at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Webinar: Community forestry. Where and why has devolution of forest rights contributed to better governance and livelihoods?

When: August 29, 11:00 AM, EST
Presenter: Steven Lawry, Director, Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice, and Tenure, CIFOR

Why agricultural research investment lags in Africa south of the Sahara

ASTI’s latest data collection and analysis from Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) exposes a persistent problem and a drag on sustainable development efforts: Growth in research spending is lower than for other kinds of agricultural investment. Why is this happening, and can anything be done to reverse this imbalance?

Exploring the impacts of alternative investments on poverty, hunger, and environment

The recent report by the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight team (part of PIM's research flagship 1) seeks to help the CGIAR centers and research programs, as well as donors and other decision makers assess the overall impact and benefits of investing in international and national agricultural research programs.